Keurig K525c Vs. Keurig K575: What You Need To Know About The Two Machines

by | Jun 16, 2019

If you’re looking at buying a Keurig machine, then you know that you have plenty of choices. The first thing to consider is what kind of machine you’d like. Prices can range when you’re looking at buying coffee machines, so it’s essential to consider what you’ll be using the machine for.

Keurig have you covered with their wide range of machines, and in this article, we’ll take a look at two of their machines: The Keurig 525c and the Keurig 575. Please note that at the time of writing this review, the Keurig 525c is not available to purchase, and it is not clear when it will be purchasable again.

Which Machine Is Better?

Our Winner: Keurig K575 (4.5/5)

Our Choice
Keurig K575 Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer, Programmable Brewer, Platinum
Keurig K525C Single Serve Coffee Maker, 12 K-Cup Pods and My K-Cup 2.0
Amazon Rating
Brew Sizes
4, 6, 8, 10, 12 oz
4, 6, 8, 10, 12 oz
Specialty Beverages
Water Filter Kit
Strength Control
Energy Saver
Water Reservoir
80 oz
80 oz
Dimensions
10.4 x 13.6 x 13.4 in
13.6 x 13.4 x 10.4 in
Weight
13.7 lbs
14.6 lbs
Prime Benefits
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Our Choice
Keurig K575 Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer, Programmable Brewer, Platinum
Amazon Rating
Brew Sizes
4, 6, 8, 10, 12 oz
Specialty Beverages
Water Filter Kit
Strength Control
Energy Saver
Water Reservoir
80 oz
Dimensions
10.4 x 13.6 x 13.4 in
Weight
13.7 lbs
Prime Benefits
-
Keurig K525C Single Serve Coffee Maker, 12 K-Cup Pods and My K-Cup 2.0
Amazon Rating
Brew Sizes
4, 6, 8, 10, 12 oz
Specialty Beverages
Water Filter Kit
Strength Control
Energy Saver
Water Reservoir
80 oz
Dimensions
13.6 x 13.4 x 10.4 in
Weight
14.6 lbs
Prime Benefits

 

The Keurig 575

CoffeeGearSpy.com Rating: (4.5/5)

The Keurig 575 is a relatively large machine. Dimensions wise it’s: 13.2’’ in height, 10.5’’ in width and 13.3’’ in diameter. Like the 525c the 575 also has an 80 oz water tank, which is a good size as you won’t have to continually be refilling the tank every time you want a coffee and allows you to brew 10+ cups before you have to refill the tank.

The 575 also has a hot water on demand button, you can press that button, select your desired brew size and the water will dispense. With the amount of coffee that the 575 can brew before you need to refill the water tank, the machine is perfect if you have a large family, or if you’re looking for a new machine for your workspace or office.

 

Keurig 2.0 K575 

Sale
Keurig K575 Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer, Programmable Brewer, Platinum
2,553 Reviews
Keurig K575 Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer, Programmable Brewer, Platinum
  • LARGE 80 ounce WATER RESERVOIR: Allows you to brew 10+ cups more before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. The water reservoir is removable, making it easy to...
  • MULTIPLE K CUP POD BREW SIZES: (4, 6, 8, 10, 12 ounce). Brews a Carafe (22, 26, or 30 ounce) using K Carafe pods, to give you more coffee when you need it. (Carafe sold separately)
  • STRENGTH CONTROL: A strength control setting allows you to brew a bolder cup using any K Cup pod brew size. Plus, five temperature settings allow you to enjoy your favorite beverage at your desired...
  • EXTRA LARGE COLOR TOUCH SCREEN: A digital clock makes it easy to brew a fresh, great tasting cup in under a minute. Plus, program your brewer to turn on or off automatically at set times, so that it...

The 575 has a 2.8’’ display screen where you can program your machine to turn off or turn on automatically at set times. This is one of the best features of the 575 as you don’t have to worry about switching the machine off after every time you use it, which aids the energy efficiency of the machine. The 575 also has five temperature settings so you can enjoy your coffee at your preferred temperature.

Unlike the 525c the Keurig 575 doesn’t come with a reusable coffee filter, but a filter can be purchased separately at a reasonable price. Some users will prefer using a reusable filter as using pods for coffee aren’t the best for the environment.

 

Pros and Cons of the 575

What we really like

80 oz water tank so less refilling is needed

Auto ‘On/Off’ feature.

Hot Water On Demand

Five Temperature

What we don't like

✗ No reusable coffee filter

 

The Keurig 525c

CoffeeGearSpy.com Rating: (4.5/5)

The Keurig 525c comes with a reusable my K-Cup 2.0 Reusable coffee filter, which gives you a different option than just relying on pods for your coffee. The 525c also comes with 12 K-Cup Pods. It’s great that the machine comes with the reusable filter as well as the K-Cup Pods so you can make up your mind about which method you prefer.

The Keurig 525c comes with a sizeable 80z water tank attached to the machine, so you don’t have to worry about constantly refilling the water tank each time you have a cup of coffee. The 525c also has a 2.8’’ color display screen, which makes it easy to see the different options that the machine comes with and will guide you through the process of choosing the coffee you enjoy.

 

Keurig K525C Single Serve Coffee Maker 

Keurig K525C Single Serve Coffee Maker, 12 K-Cup Pods and My K-Cup 2.0
111 Reviews
Keurig K525C Single Serve Coffee Maker, 12 K-Cup Pods and My K-Cup 2.0
  • My K-Cup 2.0 Reusable Coffee Filter, 12 K-Cup Pods, Brewer Needle Maintenance Accessory
  • 2.8" Color Touch Display, Brewer Maintenance Alerts and Programmable Settings, Strength Control
  • 80 oz. Water Reservoir with Easy-fill Flip-top Lid; Five Brew Temperature Options
  • Brews a K-Cup, K-Mug and K-Carafe Pod; Hot Water on Demand; Auto On/Off; Energy Saver Mode
  • Brewer Maintenance Alerts and Programmable Settings; Nightlight

On the 525c itself, there are numerous buttons which indicate the different features of the machine. There is an ‘auto off’ button which you can set so the machine will automatically switch off after you’ve used the machine.

There are lights on the machine that will indicate any next steps you need to take, a light that will come on when the machine needs descaling. A light will also show when you need to add water to the water tank, and there is a Heating light that indicates when the water is being warmed up.

The Keurig® K525c Single Serve Coffee Maker brews K-Cup Pod brew sizes 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 oz. It has a removable drip tray that will catch any overflow you may have. The Keurig 525c also produces Hot Water On Demand, a strength control feature, so you can choose exactly how strong you want your coffee. The machine also has five different brew temperature options to make sure you can enjoy your coffee exactly the way you like it.

 

Pros and Cons of the Keurig 525c

What we really like

Large 80oz water tank.

Easy to use digital display

Removable Drip Tray

Light telling you when the machine needs descaling

What we don't like

✗ Currently not available

✗ Some reports of Water Tank leaking

 

The 525c v 575: Key Features

The Keurig 525c and the Keurig® K575 Coffee Maker are similar in many ways. Both are high-quality machines which would both satisfy the buyer. As layed out above both machines have many similar features. Both machines look very similar and come in a variety of colors.

 

Display Screen

The 525 and the K575 Keurig both have a color touch screen display of 2.8 inches. The display outlines complete instructions for the brewing of your coffee; both contain strength options and different temperature settings, so you can enjoy your coffee as strong and as hot as you like it. Both machines have the ‘auto off/on’ feature so you can program when you want your machines to turn off. Meaning both machines are energy efficient and both machines are easy to program.

 

Water Capacity

As spoken about above both machines come with an 80 lb water tank as standard. You can brew 10+ cups of coffee at a time before the water tank needs refilling. The water tanks on both machines are easily removable and easy to clean. Both machines also dispense Hot Water, and this option is easy to select through the Display Screen.

The 525c and the Keurig 575 Plus are very similar machines. But there are a few subtle differences between the two machines. Let’s take a look at those differences.

 

Dimensions and Weight

The 525c is the heavier of the two machines, weighing 14.6 lbs while the 575 weighs 11.8 lbs, so the 575 is a little lighter, but both machines will fit well into your kitchen. The 525c is a little larger than the 575 as well. The Dimensions of the machine are 13.6 x 13.4 x 10.4 in, while the 575 is 10.45 x 13.63 x 13.45 in.

 

Water Filter

Another difference between the two machines is that the 575 comes with a water filter as standard, whereas the 525c doesn’t. A water filter can be bought at an affordable price separately, however. A water filter is a handy addition for the 575 as it gives you more control over the quality of the water your consuming and the chance to remove chemicals from the water when you want to brew your coffee.

 

The Final Word

Our Winner: Keurig K575 (4.5/5)

Both the 525c and the 575 are high-quality machines from Keurig. The 575 is the slightly better of the two machines. It’s newer than the 525c, which means it’s more up to date. Also, as the 575 comes with a water filter, it is more convenient than buying a machine without one and then having to buy a filter separately.

Both machines operate in a similar way, have a similar aesthetic, and will brew excellent tasting coffee in less than one minute. So, whatever machine you choose to go for you will be getting a high-quality unit. Because it includes the water-filter however, the 575 is our recommendation on the best machine to purchase.

 

Keurig K575 Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker 

Sale
Keurig K575 Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer, Programmable Brewer, Platinum
2,553 Reviews
Keurig K575 Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer, Programmable Brewer, Platinum
  • LARGE 80 ounce WATER RESERVOIR: Allows you to brew 10+ cups more before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. The water reservoir is removable, making it easy to...
  • MULTIPLE K CUP POD BREW SIZES: (4, 6, 8, 10, 12 ounce). Brews a Carafe (22, 26, or 30 ounce) using K Carafe pods, to give you more coffee when you need it. (Carafe sold separately)
  • STRENGTH CONTROL: A strength control setting allows you to brew a bolder cup using any K Cup pod brew size. Plus, five temperature settings allow you to enjoy your favorite beverage at your desired...
  • EXTRA LARGE COLOR TOUCH SCREEN: A digital clock makes it easy to brew a fresh, great tasting cup in under a minute. Plus, program your brewer to turn on or off automatically at set times, so that it...

  Last update on 2019-11-13 / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API.

  Last update on 2019-11-13 / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API.

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